M.Ed. in Counseling Program OK’d for Mass. Licensure

Merrimack College's Master of Education program in school counseling has been approved for guidance counselor licensure for grades K-8 and 5-12 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, school official said.

Merrimack College student Megan Donahue student teaching at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School, in Lawrence, MA on December 7, 2010.

The program, offered through the School of Education and Social Policy, prepares students for careers in vocational rehabilitation, community-youth services and advising. Students can complete the program in two to three years, depending whether they attend full- or part-time.

The program is noted for its ongoing and progressively intense field experience requirement in schools and community-based organizations. Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree in human development, psychology or a related field.

For questions about the program, contact the Office of Graduate Studies at or 978-837-3563.